'''Salve Regina University''', located in Newport, Rhode Island
in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence|Diocese of Providence
, is a Catholic, co-educational, private, non-profit institution chartered by the State of Rhode Island. In 1934 the Sisters of Mercy
obtained a charter for the school and in 1947 acquired Ochre Court
. The school was opened as '''Salve Regina College''' and welcomed its first class of 58 students. By a 1991 amendment to the Charter, the college attained university status and the name was changed accordingly, becoming Salve Regina University.